DSK Supifocom woos aspiring animators
Pune-based DSK Group has tied up with Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Grand Hainaut, France to bring to India the expertise and experience of Supinfocom, a global leader in animation education.
The DSK Supinfocom spread over a sprawling 20 acre campus in Pune is offering three different levels of courses which include Foundation,
Degree and Advanced in animation, video game and industrial design.
The school offers a CNCP Certificate granted by the French Ministry of Employment which is of grade level 7 in Europe.
"The degree we are offering is equivalent to masters degree in India, and is accepted anywhere in the world", said Pranav Durve, Country Head, DSK Supinfocom at a press conference in Kolkata on Thursday.
The full-time residential integrated course is a high end vocational training over 10 semesters with a span of 5 years.
The academics part of the school is set and monitored by the French Institution and as the authorities claim that the trainers are also being recruited on a full time basis from France and Europe, who are primarily from the industry.
The admissions procedures will start with admission tests scheduled to be held in April. The test will take place in 8 centres throughout
India including Kolkata.
Already the institution has got several awards from around the world which includes the Nasscom 2012 and 2011-BYOG winner of Students Short
Film, SIAM contest 2011 First prize for a "Concept Car", Tokyo-2011-Best Creativity award and so on.
Gagandeep Gujral, Manager Media, DSK Group, said, "We want people with crazy ideas and every sort of nonsense to come and live the dream of being a designer, because until you are crazy, you can't be creative."
The course though has no certification from UGC or AICTE, Government of India but has a great industry interface, they claimed.
The 5-year course promises of providing all international and global standards of training in animation but is a bit heavy on pocket with a tag of approximate Rs 3.5 lakh per semester.
(Reporting by Soumyajit Majumder, images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury)